The generation of oxygen radicals during host plant responses to infection

Sutherland, Mark W. (1991) The generation of oxygen radicals during host plant responses to infection. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 39 (1). pp. 71-93. ISSN 0885-5765

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Abstract

Recent evidence points to significant oxygen radical production by some plant tissues in response to pathogenic challenge. These findings have proved quite controversial, in part because of an inadequate appreciation of the behaviour of oxygen radicals in biological systems. This review critically discusses the evidence to date and outlines several potential roles for oxygen species in host-pathogen interactions. The production of oxygen radicals during plant defence responses is compared to the respiratory burst of mammalian phagocytic cells.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (Academic Press)
Depositing User: Prof Mark Sutherland
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: oxygen radical production, pathogenic invaders
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0607 Plant Biology > 060704 Plant Pathology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4555

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